2009 Kelleher "Brix Vineyard" Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard Designation Brix Vineyard
Harvest Date October 30, 2009
Aging 24 Months in 50% New and 50% Once Used French Oak
Fermentation Wild Yeast
Bottling Date December 2011.
Alcohol % 15
Tasting Notes Our 2009 estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon has a deep dark ruby color. The gorgeous aromas of Bing Cherry and spice are enhanced by the French oak Barrels. Our 2009 is balanced yet concentrated with a smooth richness on the palate. Noticeable tannins and smooth yet distinctive and this Cabernet Sauvignon will age well over the next 10-15 years.
Vineyard Notes All fruit is from our estate vineyard in the Oakville Appellation in the Napa Valley.
Production Notes Grapes are cold-soaked in stainless steel tanks and then fermented with wild yeast. Once fermentation is complete, the wine is warmed up to 100 degrees and the pumped over once a day for five days. The tank is then drained over night. Aging takes place in 50% new and 50% pnce used French Oak for 24 months. The wine is lightly fined with 1 egg white per barrel.
Food Pairing Notes Our big bold Cabernet Sauvignon will stand up well with Ribeye, Blue Cheese, Filet Mignon.